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Checking In On Old Friends

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On September 28, 2018
There’s so much evil in the Trump administration that sometimes, really awful people can be forgotten about when the next scandal hits. So what has our old friend Ryan Zinke been up to lately? The Trump administration could harm the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, a protected area of the Atlantic Ocean about […]
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Labor and Environment

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On September 18, 2018
During a few days when the headlines and thus this blog are understandably rather dominated by another, very important story, I’m still plugging away at my usual subjects, this time on the need for labor unions and environmentalists to overcome their differences and work together for a better future for both. This time, I have […]
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The story of the Puget Sound orca carrying around her dead calf for over 2 weeks is incredibly sad and moved a lot of people. That pod of orcas, one of the defining animals of the Northwest, is in danger of extinction because they aren’t reproducing. And they aren’t reproducing because the Chinook salmon is […]
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The news isn’t depressing enough. For the last three years, not one calf has been born to the dwindling pods of black-and-white killer whales spouting geysers of mist off the coast in the Pacific Northwest. Normally four or five calves would be born each year among this fairly unique urban population of whales — pods […]
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